Follow us @blkgirlhealth

Top

Author: Farah Green

Transform your body

The 4 Things You Should Incorporate when Transforming Your Body

The process of transforming your body Transforming your body takes a lot of work and dedication. The majority of people think it's an easy process to improve their health, but sometimes it can take as little to a month or years before seeing your body transform. The secret is - to transform your body you must stay consistent. Consistency is key in all aspects of life - no matter what goal you're trying to accomplish. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bhy3WI5Dckp[/embed] Here are the 4 things you need to help transform your body Coaching - Whenever you start a weight loss journey for the first time, I recommend having a coach. You will be able to get the proper assistance you need in order to stay consistent and get the results you've always desired. Wellness Program...

Full Body Workout

Full Body Home Workout that Will Transform Your Body in Minutes

The Benefits of Exercising at Home When you're crunched for time sometimes you don't have time to make it to the gym and workout for a full hour. The truth is - all you need is 10-minutes to give yourself an energy boost and hit the ground running, again. The great thing is working out at home gives you the flexibility to do chores around the house, run errands and better prepare your kids for the week ahead. So, never think you don't have time because all you really need is a 10-minute full body workout. Here's a 10-Minute at home full body workout: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXGT7c60Vb4[/embed] Make sure you complete each workout for 60 seconds and complete 2 sets of each! Jump Squats (60 seconds) Leg Lifts (60 seconds) Push...

oral health

Head to Toe Nutrition Series with Regan Janell: How to Heal Your Skin With Certain Food Items

My Skin Journey I’ve never been one to have extremely poor eating habits nor have I ever been one to have major skin issues. About 6 years ago I noticed my face beginning to change. It would get extremely dry, or become too oily, rashes and anything else you could possibly think of would appear. Fast forward to 2 years ago, I went through a dramatic hormonal change causing my face to spiral out of control. My face went from one month or glowing skin to 2 years of confusion, frustration, stress, cystic acne, symptoms of depression and low self-esteem. I didn’t understand what was going on or even why. This lead me to get SERIOUS about my skin health. I began to “eat for my skin” I researched...

Share
Twist Out

Quick & Easy Twist Out Routine to Style Your Afro

Your Natural Hair Guide to a Quick and Easy Twist Out As a naturalista, sometimes it's difficult to find the right products that work for your hair. We look for products that will leave our hair moisturized and give our hair extra fullness. It's truly a journey of trial and error until we are able to find the right products that will give us the perfect twist out. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DP_jN1QeDc[/embed] A step-by-step guide to achieving the perfect twist out Products:  Aloe & Coconut Water Pre-Shampoo Honey Chocolate, & Coconut Oil Conditioner Shea Butter Flaxseed Oil Curling Cream Cream Coconut Milk & Honey Leave-In Conditioner 5 essential oils with vitamin E (Castor, Grapeseed, Argan, Coconut, and Olive oils) Hair Instructions: Part your hair into four sections and apply the detangling product - aloe...

Pillow Abs

Pillow Abs: 9 Ab Exercises You Can Do With Your Pillow

Who knew you could work your abs using a pillow? The majority of us believe we have to make it to the gym to work our abs. However, Jeanette Jenkins new ab workout shows us how we can be in the comfort of our home and still strengthen our core. Goodbye ab machines and hello comfy pillows! [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BhpsCFrnAQ3[/embed] Here are 9 Ab Exercises you can do in the comfort of your home using a pillow: Leg Darts Half Roll Back Leg Lifts V-Hold Double Leg Kicks V-Hold Pillow Smash Pillow Twist Extend Legs Ab Tuck with Pillow Pass Straight Leg Pillow Pass Side Plank with Reach Under Key Takeaway Ladies, summer is right around the corner. So before you complain about having to go to the gym to work your...

oral health

Head to Toe Nutrition Series with Regan Janell: How to Strengthen Your Hair with Food Vitamins

Head to Toe Nutrition Series Black Girl Health is bringing something that’s health driven and catered to all of our Nubian Fit Chicks! “Head to Toe” will focus on the essential nutrients and vitamins needed for optimal health for our bodies. In this week's series, we are giving you tips on how to grow and strengthen your hair without having to consume hair vitamins. The key is to grow your hair naturally by consuming foods with natural vitamins. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut2LxHe9J7A Are you looking to grow and transform your hair? Whether you wear it short, long, weave or without, the hair that grows from our head is one of the first things we consider when we talk about our health. We endure so much throughout the day like stress and hormonal irregularities are not foreign...

Green Smoothie detox

5 Ways to Stay Fit by Completing A Weekly Detox

Detox week isn't anything crazy, but I want the focus to be on consuming more foods that are high in fiber that will promote the release of toxins from the body. Here are 5 detox tips that will help you stick to the No Sweets Challenge: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNIw0yw3GcU[/embed] 1. Incorporate at least 1 green smoothie a day.  Green smoothies are great for breakfast or as a snack. They are full of fiber and it's an easy way to consume your veggies and fruits per day. 2. Eliminate toxic oils. Avoid cooking with vegetable oil, peanut oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil and canola oil. Instead experiment and cook with avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil, grape seed oil or flaxseed oil. These oils are less toxic and help the digestive system. 3. Drink green...

Share
Fitness on a treadmill

6 Treadmill Workouts that Will Get Your Heart Pumping and Body Drenched

Treadmill workouts don't have to be boring!  The majority of people dread going to the gym and that's because of not having a workout routine. The first workout equipment people often use is the treadmill. But after 15 minutes of walking or running on the treadmill, we are ready to quit. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BhRdaqMnBtf[/embed] Here are 6 Treadmill Workouts to help transform your body: Lateral Squat Jumps - start at 2.0 speed and start with just lateral shuffles and add a squat when you are comfortable. Front Squat Jumps - start at 3.0 speed and make sure it's low impact. Feel free to also do regular squats with feet on the side rails. Single Leg Glute Belt Pushes - the treadmill is off at this point and you're working each leg...

Share
sweets

You Can Still be Fit and Enjoy Your Favorite Sweets

Do you crave sweets? When people think of being healthy, they often feel like they have to deprive themselves of sweets. The truth is, you don't! You just need to find healthy alternatives that will give you all the nutrition you need. Here's a pancake recipe that will help you satisfy your sweet tooth, but still provider your body some nutritional value. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BgyxDUpAfVH[/embed] Plant-based Maple Muffin Pancake Recipe: Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 1 small ripe banana 1tbsp chia seeds 1 scoop Banana maple muffin ( available www.gettrusupps.com) 1 cup + 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder Vanilla extract & cinnamon to taste Add 3tbsp of warm water to the 1tbs of chia seeds. Cook batter in a non-stick pan with coconut oil over medium heat. Read the remaining recipe by @massy.arias above!  Key Takeaway If you have a sweet...

weight loss and loos skin

Be Your Own Body Goals by Competing with Yourself

Why competing with yourself is healthy? It's important for people to understand that when starting your weight loss journey, it's not good to compare yourself to other people. When you begin to compare yourself, you often find yourself lost and it can become mentally draining. The road to fitness and becoming healthy takes time, so trust your process and know that if you remain consistent the results will come. Just use this fit chick as an example! [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg4vF8FBttR[/embed] Stop making excuses and just do it! The more excuses you make, the longer it will take for you to accomplish any goal in life. You have to not only change your diet, but you must also transform your mind. Did you know that 80 percent of your success depends on...